Debloat Windows 10

in technology •  15 days ago

Windows 10 bloatware is getting ridiculous and as a system admin it is soul crushing to see all that performance go to waste on the botched attempt by Microsoft to do an Appstore and its apps (I'm looking at you Candy Crush). Luckily some admins have worked tirelessly to give us a solution that works considerably well. Lets Start!

  • Right Click Windows Button ->Select Powershell Prompt (Admin) OR Select Command Prompt (Admin)
    • Note: If you don't have PowerShell and only command prompt open command prompt (admin) and type "powershell"
  • Change Execution policy to allow a debloat script to run in Powershell
    Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
  • Run the script from the following Github Repository. The person running this GitHub has been updating this script for a while and is a godsend. (Source: https://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater)
    Use Windows10Debloater.ps1from the location above
    • During installation select yes to debloat, select yes to remove OneDrive, and Yes to reboot after it finishes. Below is the image of performing these tasks.

The code below is the ps1 script and copied from the GitHub above on September 9th, 2018. I recommend you not to use this, but go directly to the GitHub above and download from there. It sees frequent updates and many things could have changed since this copy.

#This function finds any AppX/AppXProvisioned package and uninstalls it, except for Freshpaint, Windows Calculator, Windows Store, and Windows Photos.
#Also, to note - This does NOT remove essential system services/software/etc such as .NET framework installations, Cortana, Edge, etc.

#no errors throughout
$ErrorActionPreference = 'silentlycontinue'

If (Test-Path "C:\Windows10Debloater") {
Write-Output "C:\Windows10Debloater exists. Skipping."
}
Else {
Write-Output "The folder 'C:\Windows10Debloater' doesn't exist. This folder will be used for storing logs created after the script runs. Creating now."
Start-Sleep 1
New-Item -Path "C:\Windows10Debloater" -ItemType Directory
}

Start-Transcript -OutputDirectory "C:\Windows10Debloater"

Add-Type -AssemblyName PresentationCore,PresentationFramework

Function Start-Debloat {

[CmdletBinding()]
    
Param()

#Removes AppxPackages
#Credit to /u/GavinEke for a modified version of my whitelist code
[regex]$WhitelistedApps = 'Microsoft.Paint3D|Microsoft.WindowsCalculator|Microsoft.WindowsStore|Microsoft.Windows.Photos|CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows|Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI|Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay|Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI|Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay|Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider|Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes|Microsoft.MSPaint*'
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Where-Object {$_.Name -NotMatch $WhitelistedApps} | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage | Where-Object {$_.Name -NotMatch $WhitelistedApps} | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-Object {$_.PackageName -NotMatch $WhitelistedApps} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online

}

Function Remove-Keys {

[CmdletBinding()]
        
Param()
    
#These are the registry keys that it will delete.
        
$Keys = @(
        
    #Remove Background Tasks
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.BackgroundTasks\PackageId\46928bounde.EclipseManager_2.2.4.51_neutral__a5h4egax66k6y"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.BackgroundTasks\PackageId\ActiproSoftwareLLC.562882FEEB491_2.6.18.18_neutral__24pqs290vpjk0"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.BackgroundTasks\PackageId\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_17.7909.7600.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.BackgroundTasks\PackageId\Microsoft.PPIProjection_10.0.15063.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.BackgroundTasks\PackageId\Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_1000.15063.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.BackgroundTasks\PackageId\Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_1000.16299.15.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy"
        
    #Windows File
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.File\PackageId\ActiproSoftwareLLC.562882FEEB491_2.6.18.18_neutral__24pqs290vpjk0"
        
    #Registry keys to delete if they aren't uninstalled by RemoveAppXPackage/RemoveAppXProvisionedPackage
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.Launch\PackageId\46928bounde.EclipseManager_2.2.4.51_neutral__a5h4egax66k6y"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.Launch\PackageId\ActiproSoftwareLLC.562882FEEB491_2.6.18.18_neutral__24pqs290vpjk0"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.Launch\PackageId\Microsoft.PPIProjection_10.0.15063.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.Launch\PackageId\Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_1000.15063.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.Launch\PackageId\Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_1000.16299.15.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy"
        
    #Scheduled Tasks to delete
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.PreInstalledConfigTask\PackageId\Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub_17.7909.7600.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe"
        
    #Windows Protocol Keys
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.Protocol\PackageId\ActiproSoftwareLLC.562882FEEB491_2.6.18.18_neutral__24pqs290vpjk0"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.Protocol\PackageId\Microsoft.PPIProjection_10.0.15063.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.Protocol\PackageId\Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_1000.15063.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy"
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.Protocol\PackageId\Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_1000.16299.15.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy"
           
    #Windows Share Target
    "HKCR:\Extensions\ContractId\Windows.ShareTarget\PackageId\ActiproSoftwareLLC.562882FEEB491_2.6.18.18_neutral__24pqs290vpjk0"
)
    
#This writes the output of each key it is removing and also removes the keys listed above.
ForEach ($Key in $Keys) {
    Write-Output "Removing $Key from registry"
    Remove-Item $Key -Recurse
}

}

Function Protect-Privacy {

[CmdletBinding()]
    
Param()
        
#Disables Windows Feedback Experience
Write-Output "Disabling Windows Feedback Experience program"
$Advertising = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo"
If (Test-Path $Advertising) {
    Set-ItemProperty $Advertising Enabled -Value 0 
}
        
#Stops Cortana from being used as part of your Windows Search Function
Write-Output "Stopping Cortana from being used as part of your Windows Search Function"
$Search = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search"
If (Test-Path $Search) {
    Set-ItemProperty $Search AllowCortana -Value 0 
}

#Disables Web Search in Start Menu
Write-Output "Disabling Bing Search in Start Menu"
$WebSearch = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search"
Set-ItemProperty "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search" BingSearchEnabled -Value 0 

If (!(Test-Path $WebSearch)) {
New-Item $WebSearch
}
Set-ItemProperty $WebSearch DisableWebSearch -Value 1

#Stops the Windows Feedback Experience from sending anonymous data
Write-Output "Stopping the Windows Feedback Experience program"
$Period = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Siuf\Rules"
If (!(Test-Path $Period)) { 
    New-Item $Period
}
Set-ItemProperty $Period PeriodInNanoSeconds -Value 0 

#Prevents bloatware applications from returning and removes Start Menu suggestions               
Write-Output "Adding Registry key to prevent bloatware apps from returning"
$registryPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent"
$registryOEM = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager"
If (!(Test-Path $registryPath)) { 
    New-Item $registryPath
}
Set-ItemProperty $registryPath DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures -Value 1 

If (!(Test-Path $registryOEM)) {
    New-Item $registryOEM
}
    Set-ItemProperty $registryOEM  ContentDeliveryAllowed -Value 0 
    Set-ItemProperty $registryOEM  OemPreInstalledAppsEnabled -Value 0 
    Set-ItemProperty $registryOEM  PreInstalledAppsEnabled -Value 0 
    Set-ItemProperty $registryOEM  PreInstalledAppsEverEnabled -Value 0 
    Set-ItemProperty $registryOEM  SilentInstalledAppsEnabled -Value 0 
    Set-ItemProperty $registryOEM  SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled -Value 0          

#Preping mixed Reality Portal for removal    
Write-Output "Setting Mixed Reality Portal value to 0 so that you can uninstall it in Settings"
$Holo = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic"    
If (Test-Path $Holo) {
    Set-ItemProperty $Holo  FirstRunSucceeded -Value 0 
}

#Disables Wi-fi Sense
Write-Output "Disabling Wi-Fi Sense"
$WifiSense1 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowWiFiHotSpotReporting"
$WifiSense2 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PolicyManager\default\WiFi\AllowAutoConnectToWiFiSenseHotspots"
$WifiSense3 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WcmSvc\wifinetworkmanager\config"
If (!(Test-Path $WifiSense1)) {
New-Item $WifiSense1
}
Set-ItemProperty $WifiSense1  Value -Value 0 

If (!(Test-Path $WifiSense2)) {
New-Item $WifiSense2
}
Set-ItemProperty $WifiSense2 Value -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty $WifiSense3 AutoConnectAllowedOEM -Value 0

#Disables live tiles
Write-Output "Disabling live tiles"
$Live = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications"    
If (!(Test-Path $Live)) {      
    New-Item $Live
}
Set-ItemProperty $Live  NoTileApplicationNotification -Value 1 
    
#Turns off Data Collection via the AllowTelemtry key by changing it to 0
Write-Output "Turning off Data Collection"
$DataCollection1 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection"
$DataCollection2 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection"
$DataCollection3 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection"    
If (Test-Path $DataCollection1) {
    Set-ItemProperty $DataCollection1  AllowTelemetry -Value 0 
}
If (Test-Path $DataCollection2) {
    Set-ItemProperty $DataCollection2  AllowTelemetry -Value 0 
}
If (Test-Path $DataCollection3) {
    Set-ItemProperty $DataCollection3  AllowTelemetry -Value 0 
}

#Disabling Location Tracking
Write-Output "Disabling Location Tracking"
$SensorState = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Sensor\Overrides\{BFA794E4-F964-4FDB-90F6-51056BFE4B44}"
$LocationConfig = "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lfsvc\Service\Configuration"
If (!(Test-Path $SensorState)) {
    New-Item $SensorState
}
Set-ItemProperty $SensorState SensorPermissionState -Value 0 
If (!(Test-Path $LocationConfig)) {
    New-Item $LocationConfig
}
Set-ItemProperty $LocationConfig Status -Value 0 
    
#Disables People icon on Taskbar
Write-Output "Disabling People icon on Taskbar"
$People = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People"    
If (!(Test-Path $People)) {
    New-Item $People
}
Set-ItemProperty $People  PeopleBand -Value 0 
    
#Disables scheduled tasks that are considered unnecessary 
Write-Output "Disabling scheduled tasks"
Get-ScheduledTask  XblGameSaveTaskLogon | Disable-ScheduledTask
Get-ScheduledTask  XblGameSaveTask | Disable-ScheduledTask
Get-ScheduledTask  Consolidator | Disable-ScheduledTask
Get-ScheduledTask  UsbCeip | Disable-ScheduledTask
Get-ScheduledTask  DmClient | Disable-ScheduledTask
Get-ScheduledTask  DmClientOnScenarioDownload | Disable-ScheduledTask

Write-Output "Stopping and disabling WAP Push Service"
#Stop and disable WAP Push Service

Stop-Service "dmwappushservice"
Set-Service "dmwappushservice" -StartupType Disabled

Write-Output "Stopping and disabling Diagnostics Tracking Service"
#Disabling the Diagnostics Tracking Service

Stop-Service "DiagTrack"
Set-Service "DiagTrack" -StartupType Disabled
}

Function DisableCortana {
Write-Host "Disabling Cortana"
$Cortana1 = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Personalization\Settings"
$Cortana2 = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InputPersonalization"
$Cortana3 = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InputPersonalization\TrainedDataStore"
If (!(Test-Path $Cortana1)) {
New-Item $Cortana1
}
Set-ItemProperty $Cortana1 AcceptedPrivacyPolicy -Value 0
If (!(Test-Path $Cortana2)) {
New-Item $Cortana2
}
Set-ItemProperty $Cortana2 RestrictImplicitTextCollection -Value 1
Set-ItemProperty $Cortana2 RestrictImplicitInkCollection -Value 1
If (!(Test-Path $Cortana3)) {
New-Item $Cortana3
}
Set-ItemProperty $Cortana3 HarvestContacts -Value 0

}

Function EnableCortana {
Write-Host "Re-enabling Cortana"
$Cortana1 = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Personalization\Settings"
$Cortana2 = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InputPersonalization"
$Cortana3 = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InputPersonalization\TrainedDataStore"
If (!(Test-Path $Cortana1)) {
New-Item $Cortana1
}
Set-ItemProperty $Cortana1 AcceptedPrivacyPolicy -Value 1
If (!(Test-Path $Cortana2)) {
New-Item $Cortana2
}
Set-ItemProperty $Cortana2 RestrictImplicitTextCollection -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty $Cortana2 RestrictImplicitInkCollection -Value 0
If (!(Test-Path $Cortana3)) {
New-Item $Cortana3
}
Set-ItemProperty $Cortana3 HarvestContacts -Value 1
}

Function Stop-EdgePDF {

#Stops edge from taking over as the default .PDF viewer    
Write-Output "Stopping Edge from taking over as the default .PDF viewer"
$NoPDF = "HKCR:\.pdf"
$NoProgids = "HKCR:\.pdf\OpenWithProgids"
$NoWithList = "HKCR:\.pdf\OpenWithList" 
If (!(Get-ItemProperty $NoPDF  NoOpenWith)) {
    New-ItemProperty $NoPDF NoOpenWith 
}        
If (!(Get-ItemProperty $NoPDF  NoStaticDefaultVerb)) {
    New-ItemProperty $NoPDF  NoStaticDefaultVerb 
}        
If (!(Get-ItemProperty $NoProgids  NoOpenWith)) {
    New-ItemProperty $NoProgids  NoOpenWith 
}        
If (!(Get-ItemProperty $NoProgids  NoStaticDefaultVerb)) {
    New-ItemProperty $NoProgids  NoStaticDefaultVerb 
}        
If (!(Get-ItemProperty $NoWithList  NoOpenWith)) {
    New-ItemProperty $NoWithList  NoOpenWith
}        
If (!(Get-ItemProperty $NoWithList  NoStaticDefaultVerb)) {
    New-ItemProperty $NoWithList  NoStaticDefaultVerb 
}
        
#Appends an underscore '_' to the Registry key for Edge
$Edge = "HKCR:\AppXd4nrz8ff68srnhf9t5a8sbjyar1cr723_"
If (Test-Path $Edge) {
    Set-Item $Edge AppXd4nrz8ff68srnhf9t5a8sbjyar1cr723_ 
}

}

Function Revert-Changes {

[CmdletBinding()]
        
Param()
    
#This function will revert the changes you made when running the Start-Debloat function.
    
#This line reinstalls all of the bloatware that was removed
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | ForEach {Add-AppxPackage -Verbose -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} 

#Tells Windows to enable your advertising information.    
Write-Output "Re-enabling key to show advertisement information"
$Advertising = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo"
If (Test-Path $Advertising) {
    Set-ItemProperty $Advertising  Enabled -Value 1
}
        
#Enables Cortana to be used as part of your Windows Search Function
Write-Output "Re-enabling Cortana to be used in your Windows Search"
$Search = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search"
If (Test-Path $Search) {
    Set-ItemProperty $Search  AllowCortana -Value 1 
}
        
#Re-enables the Windows Feedback Experience for sending anonymous data
Write-Output "Re-enabling Windows Feedback Experience"
$Period = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Siuf\Rules"
If (!(Test-Path $Period)) { 
    New-Item $Period
}
Set-ItemProperty $Period PeriodInNanoSeconds -Value 1 

#Enables bloatware applications               
Write-Output "Adding Registry key to allow bloatware apps to return"
$registryPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent"
If (!(Test-Path $registryPath)) {
    New-Item $registryPath 
}
Set-ItemProperty $registryPath  DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures -Value 0 
    
#Changes Mixed Reality Portal Key 'FirstRunSucceeded' to 1
Write-Output "Setting Mixed Reality Portal value to 1"
$Holo = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic"
If (Test-Path $Holo) {
    Set-ItemProperty $Holo  FirstRunSucceeded -Value 1 
}
    
#Re-enables live tiles
Write-Output "Enabling live tiles"
$Live = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications"
If (!(Test-Path $Live)) {
    New-Item $Live 
}
Set-ItemProperty $Live  NoTileApplicationNotification -Value 0 
   
#Re-enables data collection
Write-Output "Re-enabling data collection"
$DataCollection = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection"
If (!(Test-Path $DataCollection)) {
    New-Item $DataCollection
}
Set-ItemProperty $DataCollection  AllowTelemetry -Value 1
    
#Re-enables People Icon on Taskbar
Write-Output "Enabling People icon on Taskbar"
$People = "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People"
If (!(Test-Path $People)) {
    New-Item $People 
}
Set-ItemProperty $People  PeopleBand -Value 1 

#Re-enables suggestions on start menu
Write-Output "Enabling suggestions on the Start Menu"
$Suggestions = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager"
If (!(Test-Path $Suggestions)) {
    New-Item $Suggestions
}
Set-ItemProperty $Suggestions  SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled -Value 1 
    
#Re-enables scheduled tasks that were disabled when running the Debloat switch
Write-Output "Enabling scheduled tasks that were disabled"
Get-ScheduledTask XblGameSaveTaskLogon | Enable-ScheduledTask 
Get-ScheduledTask  XblGameSaveTask | Enable-ScheduledTask 
Get-ScheduledTask  Consolidator | Enable-ScheduledTask 
Get-ScheduledTask  UsbCeip | Enable-ScheduledTask 
Get-ScheduledTask  DmClient | Enable-ScheduledTask 
Get-ScheduledTask  DmClientOnScenarioDownload | Enable-ScheduledTask 

Write-Output "Re-enabling and starting WAP Push Service"
#Enable and start WAP Push Service

Set-Service "dmwappushservice" -StartupType Automatic
Start-Service "dmwappushservice"

Write-Output "Re-enabling and starting the Diagnostics Tracking Service"
#Enabling the Diagnostics Tracking Service

Set-Service "DiagTrack" -StartupType Automatic
Start-Service "DiagTrack"
}

Function Enable-EdgePDF {
Write-Output "Setting Edge back to default"
$NoPDF = "HKCR:.pdf"
$NoProgids = "HKCR:.pdf\OpenWithProgids"
$NoWithList = "HKCR:.pdf\OpenWithList"
#Sets edge back to default
If (Get-ItemProperty $NoPDF NoOpenWith) {
Remove-ItemProperty $NoPDF NoOpenWith
}
If (Get-ItemProperty $NoPDF NoStaticDefaultVerb) {
Remove-ItemProperty $NoPDF NoStaticDefaultVerb
}
If (Get-ItemProperty $NoProgids NoOpenWith) {
Remove-ItemProperty $NoProgids NoOpenWith
}
If (Get-ItemProperty $NoProgids NoStaticDefaultVerb) {
Remove-ItemProperty $NoProgids NoStaticDefaultVerb
}
If (Get-ItemProperty $NoWithList NoOpenWith) {
Remove-ItemProperty $NoWithList NoOpenWith
}
If (Get-ItemProperty $NoWithList NoStaticDefaultVerb) {
Remove-ItemProperty $NoWithList NoStaticDefaultVerb
}

#Removes an underscore '_' from the Registry key for Edge
$Edge2 = "HKCR:\AppXd4nrz8ff68srnhf9t5a8sbjyar1cr723_"
If (Test-Path $Edge2) {
    Set-Item $Edge2 AppXd4nrz8ff68srnhf9t5a8sbjyar1cr723
}

}

Function FixWhitelistedApps {

[CmdletBinding()]
        
Param()

If (!(Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Microsoft.Paint3D, Microsoft.WindowsCalculator, Microsoft.WindowsStore, Microsoft.Windows.Photos)) {

    #Credit to abulgatz for these 4 lines of code
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.Paint3D | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsCalculator | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsStore | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.Windows.Photos | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} 
} 

}

Function UninstallOneDrive {

Write-Output "Uninstalling OneDrive"

New-PSDrive  HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
$onedrive = "$env:SYSTEMROOT\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe"
$ExplorerReg1 = "HKCR:\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}"
$ExplorerReg2 = "HKCR:\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}"

Stop-Process -Name "OneDrive*"
Start-Sleep 2
If (!(Test-Path $onedrive)) {
$onedrive = "$env:SYSTEMROOT\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe"
}
Start-Process $onedrive "/uninstall" -NoNewWindow -Wait
Start-Sleep 2
Write-Output "Stopping explorer"
Start-Sleep 1
.\taskkill.exe /F /IM explorer.exe
Start-Sleep 3
Write-Output "Removing leftover files"
Remove-Item "$env:USERPROFILE\OneDrive" -Force -Recurse
Remove-Item "$env:LOCALAPPDATA\Microsoft\OneDrive" -Force -Recurse
Remove-Item "$env:PROGRAMDATA\Microsoft OneDrive" -Force -Recurse
If (Test-Path "$env:SYSTEMDRIVE\OneDriveTemp") {
Remove-Item "$env:SYSTEMDRIVE\OneDriveTemp" -Force -Recurse
}
Write-Output "Removing OneDrive from windows explorer"
If (!(Test-Path $ExplorerReg1)) {
New-Item $ExplorerReg1
}
Set-ItemProperty $ExplorerReg1 System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree -Value 0
If (!(Test-Path $ExplorerReg2)) {
New-Item $ExplorerReg2
}
Set-ItemProperty $ExplorerReg2 System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree -Value 0
Write-Output "Restarting Explorer that was shut down before."
Start explorer.exe -NoNewWindow
}

#GUI prompt Debloat/Revert options and GUI variables
$Button = [Windows.MessageBoxButton]::YesNoCancel
$ErrorIco = [Windows.MessageBoxImage]::Error
$Warn = [Windows.MessageBoxImage]::Warning
$Ask = 'The following will allow you to either Debloat Windows 10 or to revert changes made after Debloating Windows 10.
Select "Yes" to Debloat Windows 10
Select "No" to Revert changes made by this script

    Select "Cancel" to stop the script.'

$EdgePdf = "Do you want to stop edge from taking over as the default PDF viewer?"
$EdgePdf2 = "Do you want to revert changes that disabled Edge as the default PDF viewer?"
$Reboot = "For some of the changes to properly take effect it is recommended to reboot your machine. Would you like to restart?"
$OneDriveDelete = "Do you want to uninstall One Drive?"

$Prompt1 = [Windows.MessageBox]::Show($Ask,"Debloat or Revert",$Button,$ErrorIco)
Switch ($Prompt1) {
#This will debloat Windows 10
Yes {
#Creates a "drive" to access the HKCR (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT)
Write-Output "Creating PSDrive 'HKCR' (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT). This will be used for the duration of the script as it is necessary for the removal and modification of specific registry keys."
New-PSDrive HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Start-Sleep 1
Write-Output "Uninstalling bloatware, please wait. The first step is to identify and remove them via a blacklist, and then to use the whitelist approach."
Start-Debloat
Write-Output "Bloatware removed."
Start-Sleep 1
Write-Output "Removing specific registry keys."
Remove-Keys
Write-Output "Leftover bloatware registry keys removed."
Start-Sleep 1
Write-Output "Checking to see if any Whitelisted Apps were removed, and if so re-adding them."
Start-Sleep 1
FixWhitelistedApps
Start-Sleep 1
Write-Output "Disabling Cortana from search, disabling feedback to Microsoft, and disabling scheduled tasks that are considered to be telemetry or unnecessary."
Protect-Privacy
Start-Sleep 1
DisableCortana
Write-Output "Cortana disabled and removed from search, feedback to Microsoft has been disabled, and scheduled tasks are disabled."
Start-Sleep 1
Write-Output "Stopping and disabling Diagnostics Tracking Service"
DisableDiagTrack
Write-Output "Diagnostics Tracking Service disabled"
Start-Sleep 1
Write-Output "Disabling WAP push service"
Start-Sleep 1
DisableWAPPush
Write-Output "WAP push service stopped and disabled"
Start-Sleep 1; = $Debloat

    $Prompt2 = [Windows.MessageBox]::Show($EdgePdf,"Edge PDF",$Button,$Warn)
    Switch ($Prompt2) {
        Yes {
            Stop-EdgePDF
            Write-Output "Edge will no longer take over as the default PDF viewer."; = $Yes
        }
        No {
             = $No
        }
        Cancel {
        Exit-PSSession
        }
    }
    #Prompt asking to delete OneDrive
    $Prompt3 = [Windows.MessageBox]::Show($OneDriveDelete,"Delete OneDrive",$Button,$ErrorIco) 
    Switch ($Prompt3) {
        Yes {
            UninstallOneDrive
            Write-Output "OneDrive is now removed from the computer."; = $Yes
        }
        No {
             = $No
        }
        Cancel {
        Exit-PSSession
        }
    }
    #Prompt asking if you'd like to reboot your machine
    $Prompt4 = [Windows.MessageBox]::Show($Reboot,"Reboot",$Button,$Warn) 
    Switch ($Prompt4) {
        Yes {
            Write-Output "Unloading the HKCR drive..."
            Remove-PSDrive HKCR 
            Start-Sleep 1
            Stop-Transcript
            Write-Output "Initiating reboot."
            Start-Sleep 2
            Restart-Computer; = $Yes
        }
        No {
            Write-Output "Unloading the HKCR drive..."
            Remove-PSDrive HKCR 
            Start-Sleep 1
            Stop-Transcript
            Write-Output "Script has finished. Exiting."
            Start-Sleep 2
            Exit; = $No
        }
        Cancel {
        Exit-PSSession
        }
    }
}
No {
    Write-Output "Reverting changes..."
    Write-Output "Creating PSDrive 'HKCR' (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT). This will be used for the duration of the script as it is necessary for the modification of specific registry keys."
    New-PSDrive  HKCR -PSProvider Registry -Root HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    Revert-Changes; = $Revert
    #Prompt asking to revert edge changes as well
    $Prompt5 = [Windows.MessageBox]::Show($EdgePdf2,"Revert Edge",$Button,$ErrorIco)
    Switch ($Prompt5) {
        Yes {
            Enable-EdgePDF
            Write-Output "Edge will no longer be disabled from being used as the default Edge PDF viewer."; = $Yes
        }
        No { = $No
        }
        Cancel {
        Exit-PSSession
        }
    }
    #Prompt asking if you'd like to reboot your machine
    $Prompt6 = [Windows.MessageBox]::Show($Reboot,"Reboot",$Button,$Warn)
    Switch ($Prompt6) {
        Yes {
            Write-Output "Unloading the HKCR drive..."
            Remove-PSDrive HKCR 
            Start-Sleep 1
            Write-Output "Initiating reboot."
            Stop-Transcript
            Start-Sleep 2
            Restart-Computer; = $Yes
        }
        No {
            Write-Output "Unloading the HKCR drive..."
            Remove-PSDrive HKCR 
            Start-Sleep 1
            Write-Output "Script has finished. Exiting."
            Stop-Transcript
            Start-Sleep 2
            Exit; = $No
        }
        Cancel {
        Exit-PSSession
        }
    }
}
Cancel {
Exit-PSSession
}

}


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Why not just use ubuntu instead?

Running random scripts from the web on your software, will destroy the crap out of your OS.

Also illegal os come with keyloggers and other shit, just to steal your info.

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I prefer to run Fedora myself since I use RHEL/Centos a lot in business. That said, for those just getting into Linux Ubuntu is by far the best starter OS because of their phenomenal community support. Most everything you find online is debian/ubuntu based for installation scripts and the like and a great option if you can do it. For my Mother-in-law I went ahead and put this on her PC as all she does is browse the web and basic document edits where open office / libre office work just fine.

However, Windows 10 still is required for most of the proprietary programs out there. I have to always have access to it for things like RSAT(Remove Server Admin tools) and a variety of other software for business. Gaming has made leaps and bounds this year with Steam launching proton in beta just this month and a lot more compatibility heading to Linux. Lutris is also another viable alternative with pre-built installation scripts for the average Linux user. I'll be making some videos/blog posts on this in the future.

I always advocate people use Linux when you can, and hopefully, pretty soon everyone will be on it. Till then, I have to deal with a headache which is windows 10 and it's nightmarish update policies that kick my ass at work day in and day out.

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I don't like ubuntu due to one fact, when I had GT450 NVIDIA, when I installed the "official" driver, the non-canonical, videos framed alot, when I vent to canonical driver open source, it didn't frame.

That's the one sideeffect.

In my comparition windows 7 > win 10

Google chrome os > win
Ubuntu > all

I'm selling my acer chromebook 14, want to upgrade to ubuntu, because I started to code.

Already ditched twitter, instagram, gonna ditch facebook and google itself.

today I moved to duckduckgo from google search.

and gonna move from android phone to nokia 105 for 20€

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AMD is making some strides and just this year moved their entire GPU driver for new cards to open source. Its pushing for Vulkan support and is really pushing linux support where nVidia is falling behind. I'd recommend grabbing a RX 580 8GB card used for less than $200 now that the miners are dumping them on the open market. It would spank the Gt450 and will have better support than nVidia if things keep going the way they are.

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I gave my old pc to a friend since I bought acer chromebook 14 past year, now I want to sell it. and buy some other cheap laptop just to code on ubuntu... or codeanywhere website.

I used to be a good software troubleshooter, but after some years I got bored. went to novel writing.... and etc... now back at coding.... todays is like 5 day me coding I'm at very beginning.

I kind a understand it while it is not complicated......

Is this script removes all spy stuff in win 10?
I still never use win10 i know there is china edition is someone know more for this version ?

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Yes this removes all the spy ware, reporting, junk apps (I'm looking at you Candy Crush), One Drive, Edge PDF takeover, etc. I've seen DRASTIC performance improvements after running this script. The creator on GitHub has been updating it almost weekly since I've been using it for about a year now.

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I wonder how long this script will exist in github cos we all know Microsoft own it now.